Forehead scar revision didn't work. What else can I do?
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Scar on Forehead -- Needs fractional laser/RF, microneelding, filler, subcision
Indented Scars May Be Improved By Subcision Followed By Fractional Microneedle Resurfacing
A linear indented scar may be elevated by subcision, either alone or in combination with the use of a lifting filler, such as Restylane Lyft (which would be my choice in my Upper East Side Manhattan practice or Hyaluronica 2, my go-to for this in my Israel satellite facility where a far greater number of regulatory agency approved fillers and volumizers are available).
Fractional microneedle resurfacing (aka medical microneedling, skin needling, dermal rolling) may then be employed afterward, if necessary, following subcision, to further blend the tone and texture of the treated scar with that of the surrounding normal skin.
For more information on any of the above, check out the archives of RealSelf.com, and be sure to seek consultation with a board certified aesthetic physician.
Scar Revision Options
The other option is subcision which aims to break up scar tissue below indented scars with the needle that is used to inject Restylane or Perlane. This is meant to decrease the size of the indentation.
For photos of scar revision procedures, click on the link below.
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